By: Thomas Wigand
In the Bible, committing adultery is a sin; so is committing homosexual acts. Both are sexually oriented sins (of course, forms of sin encompass far more than just matters sexual).
Yet, there has not been the declaration of a whole month to celebrate the sin of adultery (albeit, the entertainment industry routinely portrays it sympathetically).
But June is an escape-free “Pride” fest of “LGBT” (plus whatever additional letters and symbols are affixed this week) and its rainbow symbolism. For this entire month, corporations and other institutions are falling all over themselves to “virtue signal” their “Pride” bona fides.
(Whether the rainbow symbol was first chosen in order to appeal to, and so help “groom” children, is an open question. But in this era of “drag queen story hours” and sexualized school content targeting young children, it is now being utilized toward those ends.)
The “advocates” have spent decades slippery-sloping us from “tolerance” or “acceptance” to post-Obergefell civil marriages and near-compulsory “celebration” of LGBTetc. in government agencies, the military, academia and workplaces across the land, and across the globe. Such that it takes not a little courage to decline, as certain Tampa Bay Rays players can attest.
Part of the “tolerance” methodology was to portray those who indulge as blameless, innocent – for they were “born this way.” Hence the suppression discussion about the possibility of those orientations being (at least partly) based on choice, much less “therapy” to restore normal sexual attraction (now outlawed in some jurisdictions).
Whatever the underlying cause(s) – whether by choice or “born this way” or some combination – ‘tis no excuse. We are all born with original sin, and with free will. We are all sinners – each varying only by the nature of our sins individually committed, and the number of sinful acts we commit as individuals – and the free-choices we individually make that precede their commission.
As sinners, it is not for us to cast the first stone at those who engage in sinful LGBTetc. acts.
But it is very much for us to not “celebrate” it, or express “pride” in it – any more than with any other form of sin.
People Left and Right succumb to a precept that “civil rights” are some sort of magic talisman overriding all other concerns. The secularization of our society is no little factor underlying this. (Matters of sexual activity or “orientation” are not alone in the “civil rights” as normalizing sin dynamic. Consider “reparations” vs. “coveting thy neighbors’ goods” for example; or the de facto legalization of shoplifting theft in California. Or “Soros AG’s” refusing to prosecute crimes committed by selected individuals or groups.)
At the same time, people on the Left appear to derive some sort of visceral pleasure from pushing the societal envelope into ever-wider definitions of “civil rights” – especially concerning deviant sexual practices.
Currently – now that transsexuals have largely conquered the “civil rights” hill – pedophiles (under the whitewashing euphemism of “minor attracted persons”) are in the initial stages of exploiting the “born this way” / “civil rights” gambit. It is not a stretch to presume that, not far behind the pedophiles, practitioners of bestiality are poised to “advance” their “civil rights.”
We descend from sex (should be) confined to a married, heterosexual couple, to sex between “consenting adults” … toward lowering “age of consent” to manufacture “consenting minors.” And then, perhaps, sex between “consenting species.” A KY Jelly-greased slippery slope.
Society-wide, it all cumulates into seeming very reminiscent of Sodom and Gomorrah (whether or not the end result of this will prove the same resides with a higher power).
For people of faith, it is not difficult to discern the Great Deceiver behind it all, taking an ostensible good – Constitutional “civil rights” in this Divinely-inspired nation – and hijacking it to lure the gullible into advancing his ends … and committing ever-more sin in the process.
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! – Isaiah 5:20
The Ten Commandments presume a heterosexual nuclear family – “though shalt not commit adultery,” “honor thy father and mother.” This Biblically (and biologically) compatible model is now decried as “heteronormativity” and redefinition of “family” to encompass any number of Biblically-incompatible groupings.
The multi-decade societal erosion of the family unit under the guise of “civil rights” brings into clearer relief the underlying source of the current “Pride” agenda (along with other agendas pursued by so-called Progressives).
As said, we’re all sinners, so it is not our place to cast the first stone. But that by no means that we should be “celebrating” any form of sin, even if it advances under the banner of “civil rights.”
P.S. Who or what is the authority empowered to declare and implement things such as “Pride Month?” Is it a Congressional committee? Some federal agency? Where do these things come from? Just askin’…
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